This weekend (14-16 September) sees the 2018-2019 FIM Endurance World Championship kick off with round one taking place at Circuit Paul Ricard, in the south of France, for the prestigious Bol d’Or 24-hour race.
Reigning World Champions F.C.C. TSR Honda France arrive with a new look, as experienced endurance rider Mike Di Meglio joins Freddy Foray and Josh Hook aboard the number-one plated CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2. Looking to defend their title crown, the Honda team will be aiming for victory over their EWC rivals.
Also arriving at the 5.673km circuit in good spirits is the Honda Endurance Racing team, who finished last season third overall in the championship. With the memory of third place at last year’s race still firmly in their minds, the team, with riders Sébastien Gimbert, Gregory LeBlanc and Erwan Nigon are again looking to the Bol d’Or podium.
With the FIM EWC growing in popularity with teams across the world showing interest, the Bol d’Or will see 59 teams battling on-track with five outfits aboard the Honda Fireblade – F.C.C Honda TSR France (EWC), Honda Endurance Racing (EWC), National Motos (EWC), Zuff Racing Team (Superstock) and RAC41 (Superstock).
The Bol d’Or race gets underway on Saturday (15 September) at 1500hrs local time (GMT+1) and will finish on Sunday (16 September) at 1500hrs.
To keep up-to-date with the Honda teams throughout the Bol d’Or, follow @HondaProRacing on Twitter.
For more information and event schedule: fimewc.com
2018 Bol d’Or Honda Teams:
|1||F.C.C. TSR Honda||Freddy Foray|
|Mike Di Meglio|
|26||Zuff Racing Team||Kévin Zuffery|
|55||National Motos||Emeric Jonchiere|
|111||Honda Endurance Racing||Sébastien Gimbert|
2018-2019 FIM Endurance World Championship Calendar:
1. Bol d’Or | France: 15-16 September
2. 24 Heures Motos | France: 20-21 April
3. 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring | Slovakia: 11 May
4. 8 Hours of Oschersleben | Germany: 8 June
5. Suzuka 8 Hours | Japan: 28 July